Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Naturally the kids were out celebrating last night... From the Daily Orange

Thousands of Syracuse University students flocked from dorms, the Carrier Dome and bars to celebrate on Marshall Street. And celebrate they did. More than 100 police greeted the fans, barricaded crowds, put out fires and, generally, tried to subdue the mass.


“Within five minutes, we saw a guy naked in a tree, a homeless guy, a guy in a chicken suit and a bonfire,” said Lindsay Skorupa, a sophomore English and textual studies major.

Several times, officers escorted fire officials to those blazes. At one point, officials put out a fire, in front of Jay’s Communications, that stretched about 8 feet into the air.

“The cops did a great job, they didn’t break up the fires as fast as they did last time and just let everyone have a good time,” said freshman architecture major Mark Wizeman.

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